I Just Bought Your Hard Drive

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago
http://redtape.msnbc.com/2006/06/one_year_ago_ha.html#posts

Guy gets hard drive replaced at Best Buy and they re-sell the old one, packed with all his data.
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Male 2,600
I`m very disappointed in Best Buy. If that man were to sue, may he sue with righteous thunder and fury.
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Male 63
drat poo bitch damn my dad just got "every thing on his hard drive put on a cd so he could put it onto the new mac we have and i just asked if he got his harddrive back and he said no!!!! awwwwww!!!
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Male 1,385
This calls for another best buy infiltration

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm...

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Male 183
Never, EVER, Never keep personal info on your computer. Its just stupid. STUPID!
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Male 1,152
Yeah, no...
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Female 172
Omg...now I really don`t want to break my computer..
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Male 377
That must really suck.
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Female 27
How do you format safely anymore? I used to think killdisk did the trick, but that doesn`t seem to do it.
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Male 2,958
-coming from a contry that sues over stupid poo like a robber falling thru the roof of teh house he was robbing-

I`m not 100% sure that that never happened, but that sounds a whole lot like a scenerio from the movie `Liar Liar`

Did you actually read something about that happeneing? or did a friend just tell you it did?

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Male 90
If you would like to prove that the harddrive is damaged to the point that your info wont get taken then take a electro magnet to the drive it will wipe the plates. :)
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Male 53
I hope everyone knows this but if you don`t...

Even if you reformat the data can be recovered. You could always use a strong magnet or burn it into a melted heap.

oh and AFTERSHOCK, don`t be geek hating. Without geeks, you would have a pc to repair (let alone any software)

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Female 20
I cant believe they only offered him a $250 gift card. They`re lucky he hasnt sued them by now. And you know he`d win. If someone can sue because their coffee is too hot then he can sue easily over this.
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Female 706
Best Buy could get their asses kicked in lawsuits for this...
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Male 587
wow..
im not buying things from them anymore
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Female 412
cant he like sue best buy?
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Female 879
thats just awful...what douche bags Best Buy are.
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Male 733
best way to completely erase your hard drive is either 1: run a magnet over the disks (a strong-ish one)
2: nuke it.
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Female 117
Ha. I think it`s funny that the guy would actually call and go, ` Hey! I just bought your hard drive!`

Interesting, none the less. And I like Best Buy.

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Female 1,071
scary
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Female 190
Ohh,That`s horrible...
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Female 221
the computer page is fine with me, and i left the frame on, and that would suck if some person that you totally hate, suddenly knew almost everything about you?
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Male 254
that would suck, and what if you got a call like that. i would be freaked out
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Female 316
Ragin and Aftershock, you are both right. It`s like when someone hires and leaves a plumber (or some type of service person) alone in their house, trusting that they won`t go through their bathroom cabinet or panty drawer. Trust me on this. They ALWAYS do if they have time.

Education peeps.

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Male 2,781
YA I ALSO LEARNED HOW TO FIX PC`S CUZ IT`S ACTUALLY VERY EASY, I DON`T TRUST ANOTHER GEEK TO RIFLE THROUGH MY SH`T. LOT OF PEOPLE DON`T THINK ABOUT THAT WHEN THEY SEND THEIR STUFF FOR REPAIRS.
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Male 2,510
the script is f*cked up
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Female 455
Thanks Ragin. Knowing what best buy is might have helped- does it sell just computers? Looking at the other posts on that site it seems best buy isn`t exactly reliable.
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Male 506
"its 2 long."
LOL!
The article was pretty much repeating the whole story over again and again. Scary thought nontheless.
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Male 1,030
mrgein - "besides who is stupid enough to not encrypt your data anyway..." yeah - encrypting your entire hard drive is easy and convenient.. LOL
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Male 1,115
Lupine, remove the frame
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Male 189
I don`t like Best Buy.
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Female 455
I can`t read it- the writing`s messed up.
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Male 1,115
Thats why I learned computer basic in school, so I can fix my computer and not have to worry about this kind of stuff.
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Female 1,033
b astards
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Male 429
its 2 long.
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Male 1,586
Man alive - one more reason for me to hate Best Buy.
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Female 538
that is dodgey.....
i`d want more than $250 in compensation!!!!
they could have been ROBBED!!!

grr.. im glad im not in america for that one... :-D

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Male 2,057
hehe... Hank.
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Female 316
The article was interesting, if not very surprising.

The comments were surprising though. The amount of people who posted stating the exact or similar thing happened to them. And the amount of people stating that "you had it coming because you didn`t wipe your drive before taking it in." #1, sometimes the drive isn`t functioning. #2 "wiping", deguassing, or reformatting does not erase what is there. It is simply masked by the new data that is put on it.

I guess the lesson to be learned here by some would be NEVER buy a box store warranty. If you have hardware issues and are unable to diagnose it yourself, take it to a reputable local computer repair shop. Always ask for your hard drive back. And then make swiss cheese out of it with a drill.

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Female 252
I can`t read the article either. I think Best Buy is behind it.
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Female 1,697
I can`t read the article!
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Male 44
menoenglish, sounds like NONE of you know what the hell youre doing. u replaced a harddrive and he couldnt get it to come on LOL thats hiliraious. and besides who is stupid enough to not encrypt your data anyway, as long as you use a password its gonna be pretty time consuming for them to try to get in it. damn noobs
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Male 594
Gosh, that`s very unfortunate.
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Male 1,014
Yikes! There needs to be an easier way to erase your hard drive yourself, before you take it in or sell it.
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Female 6
guy looks similar to Hugh Hefner
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Male 89
and actually my first comp was given to the same guy because viruses drated it up...i wonder where it is now
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Male 89
ah dude bullpoo, i gave my old computer to my older sister because i bought a new one. The thing is, since i suck at computers i asked my cousin to remove one of the harddrives from my old comp (it had 2) and put it on my new one. He took it out but couldnt put it on my new computer so he put back on. He did something wrong becuz my old comp wouldnt turn on. So i gave it to my sister and she gave it to this guy to fix it. He couldnt fix it and now he was my old computer with my hard drive in it :(
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Male 289
Meh... Not surprising. 95% of techs don`t know what they`re talking about anyways, but man, are we good at faking it. That`s all that`s needed nowadays.
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Female 695
that sucks
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Male 662
oh...and i didn`t write poo...I wrote s**t. and Beatle addict. Love the name.
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Male 662
coming from a contry that sues over stupid poo like a robber falling thru the roof of teh house he was robbing, if I was this man I would be sueing to make some big bank.
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Male 424
Tsk, he should of formatted it.
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Female 226
Lovely thought. Imagine what tyoes of people could get their hand on your information.

Always take care of your computer.

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Male 923
^^Just get rid of the frames and it seems to work fine. Heh, wonder how much porn they found on the 129 hard drives xD
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Male 1,030
^^^yes - site sucks..
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Male 200
No, it`s not just you. That website is a piece of poo.
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Male 133
is it just my computer or is the writing overlapping its self over and over
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Male 741
Could you imagine if someone had ur harddrive and knew so much about you !? God thing it was bought by a decent person who called him.
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Male 196
That`s messed up.
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Male 10,115
Link: I Just Bought Your Hard Drive [Rate Link] - Guy gets hard drive replaced at Best Buy and they re-sell the old one, packed with all his data.
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